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The key to keeping a pool clean and trouble free (along with automation) is checking your chemical balance on a weekly basis. I prefer to test my chemical balance myself, as opposed to taking a sample to the pool supply store. My local pool supply store is awesome — all of their staff is highly trained, and I buy everything from them — I just prefer to check my own chemicals.
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Maybe you want to build yourself a beautiful oasis, an escape from the stresses of life. Or maybe you want a place where you can work out and strengthen your muscles. Building a pool is a major decision—one that involves money and energy. Which type of pool is better—an indoor or outdoor pool? Let’s weigh the options.
Buying or building a pool is a big investment, but one that can pay huge dividends. Before you decide to take the plunge, you should know exactly what is involved in owning a pool, as well as the benefits you can expect to enjoy.
Costs of Pool Ownership
In addition to the upfront cost of building the pool and remodeling the surrounding landscape, there are also ongoing...
It’s summertime and you know what that means: pool parties! With a few essential items in your packed in your pool bag, the pool parties you attend this summer are bound to go swimmingly. To help you make the most of pool season, we’ve put together a list of five of the basic pool bag essentials you need to pack for your next pool party:
Dogs and Ducks in the Pool…Oh My!
Three years ago in March, I brought home a 13-week-old golden retriever puppy. I named her Josie, and our adventure together began.
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That first weekend with Josie, I had a pair of mallard ducks swimming on the winter cover of my pool. There was about 5 inches of water on the...
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